During these seven days and six nights, we will spend overnight stays in BRAGA,
Ponte de Lima, Tui, Ponte Caldelas, Brión and Santiago, in traditional, rustic
and manor houses, belonging to long-standing Portuguese families. The meeting
point will be the Vigo Airport.
We will ride about 35 kms. per day, admiring the country landscapes of
Portugal´s "Costa VERDE", steeped in history, art and natural beauty (medieval
monuments, Roman bridges and fascinating Baroque architecture) and finally we
will arrive in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA on day 6 in the evening where we will
visit the city and its cathedral. Board and lodging in three or four star Hotel
The itinerary includes accommodation and full board, plus professional guides,
escorts and insurance, fully-kitted horses and cross-country vehicles.
This is the way chosen by the Portuguese pilgrims. This route comes along
Portugal and reaches Galicia from the South.
We shall start our trip from Braga (Northern Portugal) and we'll ride along this
pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
As a horse-riding pilgrims we shall revive a part of the history of the old
We shall cross along some of the best conserved natural environments of Southern
Europe. Remote old villages and historic remains will be reached by us and we
shall enjoy nature and wildlife as the ancients did.
Day by Day Itinerary:
7 Days / 6 Nights
SEE MAP OF ROUTE
VIGO (AIRPORT OR CITY HOTEL TRANSFER) -
BRAGA We go for you at your hotel or
Meeting at Abergaria Senhora-a-Branca guest
country house (Braga, PORTUGAL).
Welcome dinner and lodging in a homely
BRAGA - PONTE DA LIMA Riding trip to Ponte da Lima
across the Portuguese campaign. We'll enjoy
a lovely natural environment.
Board and lodging at Casa de Paco de
Calheiros, a wonderful old guest house. B, L, D
PONTE DA LIMA - sIERRA DE LABRUJA - VALENÇA
DO MINHO - TUI Horse riding across Sierra de
Labruja to Valença. Then we'll visit the
wonderful old fortress and village. Later
we'll reach Tui (Spain) and then we'll visit
a medieval cathedral and some other
interesting historic remains.
Board and lodging at Parador de Tui.
B, L, D
DAY 4: TUI
- VIGO bay - ARCADE - PONTEVEDRA - PONTE
CALDELAS Horse riding trip along Vigo
Estuary by seashore. We'll enjoy a wonderful
coastal scenery, we'll see some historic
remains at San Simon Island and the modern
suspension bridge over the estuary. We'll
also visit a beautiful fishermen´s village
at Arcade, well-known place for its
shellfish cooking specialties. Then we'll
visit Pontevedra and one of the best
conserved Roman remains of Galicia. Finally
we'll reach Ponte Caldelas.
Board and lodging at "O Castelo" country
guest house. Top comfort in a homely
atmosphere. B, L, D
PONTE CALDELAS - PADRON - IRIA FLAVIA -
BRION Horse riding to Padrón across
Ulla valley. We'll enjoy a beautiful river
landscape. We'll visit a very interesting
medieval church and other historic remains
at Iria, important Roman city in the past.
After we'll reach Brión.
Board and lodging at Rosalía Hostelry, a
beautiful rustic country guest house. B, L, D
PADRON - santiago de compostela Horse riding to Padrón across the
Galician campaign. Lunch at Rosalía
Hostelry. Finally we'll reach by car
Obradoiro square and the Santiago´s
Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Then
we'll visit the Santiago´s Cathedral and the
Board and lodging in a three or four star
Hotel. B, L, D
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Breakfast in the morning and
independent departure arrangements B
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